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Unformatted text preview: Water = hydroxide and hydrogen Specifically, the covalent arrangement of atoms in a biological molecule determine the non-covalent function of other stuff. Hydroxyl Carbonyl Carboxyl Amino Sulfhydryl Phosphate Methyl Amine: NH3+ Carboxyl COO- + H+ At physiological ph=~7 Negative groups: phosphate, Sulfhydryl Especially at set ph, the function groups we well study behave with autonomy. Their chem. Properties occur independently of exactly who they are bound to Solve the containment problem: Amphipathic molecules: hydrophobic and hydrophilic micelle Solution to containment problem: phospholipids aka phospholipid bilayer...
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